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Old 02-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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G4 To Esquire

I don't play video games never watched any of their game related shows, but watch a lot of other stuff that will probably go too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Could this thread be any more vague?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Could this thread be any more vague?
This thread is about the G4 channel changing names and formats, becoming the Esquire channel.

What programming will be on the new channel is not quite clear, but all of G4's current original programming is definitely gone, as is most of the rest of the schedule.

To respond to the OP, I haven't watched the channel since it stopped being (solely) TechTV.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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To respond to the OP, I haven't watched the channel since it stopped being (solely) TechTV.
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The only thing I ever watched on G4 was the coverage of E3. Hopefully some other station picks that up.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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I liked ninja warrior (the Japanese not American) unbeatable banzuki.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, darn.. E3.. Though Spike has been having it lately too, IIRC.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #8
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Could this thread be any more vague?
Not that vague... I knew about the switchover.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #9
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I didn't know about the switchover either. When I read the post I thought, '"Esquire is gonna have a cable network? Is that what this is about"? And sure enough... it is!!


I don't think I ever got TechTV. But I did get G4. And I would sometimes stop and watch and drool over Olivia Munn. (yeah, so maybe she is a fake nerd playing it up. But so what. Still HAWT!)


Does E3 still happen? I thought it got killed.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:13 AM   #10
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I didn't know about the switchover either. When I read the post I thought, '"Esquire is gonna have a cable network? Is that what this is about"? And sure enough... it is!!


I don't think I ever got TechTV. But I did get G4. And I would sometimes stop and watch and drool over Olivia Munn. (yeah, so maybe she is a fake nerd playing it up. But so what. Still HAWT!)


Does E3 still happen? I thought it got killed.
On the final ep of AOTS, they did have this pretty funny/cool ending. Someone posted it at http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...highlight=aots but of course, it got a takedown.

It is up at http://forums.g4tv.com/showthread.ph...-Norton-Ending.

E3 looks like it's still happening per http://www.e3expo.com/. It did get killed at one point, and I went what eventually became the "last one". Well, it got resurrected eventually.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #11
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Does anyone carry G4 anymore? I haven't seen it since I had DirecTV the last time. Apparently it's not there now.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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I think I still have it on TimeWarner
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #13
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What was vague was what the line up would look like, this goes into some detail finally. http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/its-...p-with-hearst/
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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Didn't G4 go all out covering San Diego Comicon? With a stage above the main floor and lots of guests? That was about the only thing I ever watched. I liked TechTV and used to watch the TechTV news show (which morphed into to totally unwatchable "Attack of the Show")
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #15
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When it was TechTV I watched Thunderbirds religiously. I loved it with the character background and pop ups.

Yeah, I had no idea about this. Sounds like Esquire is just using the bandwidth not the content. Sort of like Al Jazeerah America taking over Current.
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When it was TechTV I watched Thunderbirds religiously. I loved it with the character background and pop ups.

Yeah, I had no idea about this. Sounds like Esquire is just using the bandwidth not the content. Sort of like Al Jazeerah America taking over Current.
This is a little different. Unlike Current being sold to Al Jazeera, the channel currently known as G4 remains owned by Comcast. They're just licensing the Esquire name from Hearst Publishing. In addition, the target demographic of G4 has been younger males. Esquire will target a slightly older male demographic, so there is some crossover there, although the target income bracket will be markedly higher than that of G4. If anything, this is just a more refined, more marketable version of the same station.

This channel format seems to be virtually identical to the now defunct station MOJO HD (which, before that, was InHD). That didn't do well, so I don't hold my breath that this will do any better.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #17
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Didn't G4 go all out covering San Diego Comicon? With a stage above the main floor and lots of guests? That was about the only thing I ever watched. I liked TechTV and used to watch the TechTV news show (which morphed into to totally unwatchable "Attack of the Show")
IIRC, there was like a ~2 hour show that was repeated a zillion times. It *seemed* like there was going to be like 10 hours of coverage..
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #18
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I didn't know this, but really have not watched the channel after they dropped the anime programming about the time they switched to G4.
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I confirmed I still get G4.

When does the changeover/re-branding occur? (yes, I am too lazy to go google it)
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #21
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To respond to the OP, I haven't watched the channel since it stopped being (solely) TechTV.
Same here. I miss TechTV.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #22
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Still G4 in my guide and their bug.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #23
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Still G4 in my guide and their bug.
The change was delayed until later this summer due to a lack of original programming.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #24
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They couldn't build a network around "Knife Fight"??
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #25
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They couldn't build a network around "Knife Fight"??
I saw the promo for that thought where have we came as a nation, if that's the kind of "original" programs they will have won't be around very long.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #26
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Still G4 in my guide and their bug.
I'm using Comcast DVR, and the channel is now Esquire. As for programming, all I see are Cops, X-play, Campus PD, and old action / sci-fi movies.
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I was disappointed that knife fight is not about knife fighting
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I'm using Comcast DVR, and the channel is now Esquire. As for programming, all I see are Cops, X-play, Campus PD, and old action / sci-fi movies.
Yeah, the changeover was definitely delayed, but Comcast didn't get the memo (ironic, since Comcast *runs* the network). What we are getting is still leftover G4 programming content.

I thought I had mentioned this (maybe another thread) but one reason this seems so reminiscent of MOJO HD is because Esquire had a branding/marketing agreement with them as well, producing original content for the network:
http://www.mojohd.com/extras/esquire.jsf

(I'm rather surprised the webpage still exists.)
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I was disappointed that knife fight is not about knife fighting
I felt the same way. I thought this might actually be interesting until I saw it was a cooking competition.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #30
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I've always thought they should bring Battle Of The Network Stars back, fought with knives.
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